February 22, 2013

ruby soho lipstick giveaway winner

I'm happy to announce that the winner of the Ruby Soho lipstick is Stacey! Thanks to everyone who entered! Stacey, I'll send you an email to arrange shipment.

February 6, 2013

giveaway: ruby soho lipstick in support of Kisses 4 CANFAR

It's been awhile since I've done a giveaway, and I especially excited about this one, because not only can you win a tube of lipstick, but you can also show your support for a good cause! I've mentioned on my blog (and on my "about me" page) that I work at a charity called the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR). Not only do I love what I do, I am also really passionate about the cause. Did you know that women aged 15-24 are the most vulnerable to HIV infection, with rates twice as high as in young men?

Well this year at CANFAR, we have a really fun new awareness campaign called Kisses 4 CANFAR that runs from Feb. 1 - 15th. We're only a few days into the campaign and have already raised almost $7,000! People can get involved by wearing red lipstick, sporting our kiss pins, or slapping on one of our kiss tattoos. There are also opportunities to start an individual or team fundraiser, and raise money to help us kiss HIV and AIDS goodbye!

Now, you, my lovely blog reader, have the opportunity to win a tube of Ruby Soho lipstick from our lipstick sponsor, M by Maddie! This lipstick is valued at $28 and is biodegradable, vegan, and cruelty-free. So I'm giving away one tube of lipstick in exchange for a little support for our campaign!

To enter:
1. Simply "Like" the Kisses 4 CANFAR Facebook page and leave a comment below!
2. For an extra entry, follow CANFAR on Twitter and leave a comment below.

The giveaway will close next Wednesday, Feb, 13th, and is open to North American readers only.  

Thanks for all the support! Looking forward to picking the winner!

xo Lo

P.S. If you are interested, you can check out my fundraiser page and make a donation!

February 4, 2013

sunday best

Sunday is my favourite day of the week. I usually try and get all of my chores and errands done on Saturday, so that I can just relax and have time with friends on Sunday. The last year or so of Sundays have been a bit of a transition for me. With Rob working shifts at the record store, he usually has his days off during the week. The first year of our relationship, when he had a different job, we had every Sunday together, but that hasn't been the case for quite some time now. BUT recently Rob has decided to take Sunday's off again, so that we get to have a regular day together every week. We have also recently started going to a new church. This is a very big change for us, but something that we have been very excited to take on together. We have been meeting lots of really great people and enjoying the new change of pace (the service that we attend is at 5:00 pm!). I'm really excited to see what this new Sunday routine has to bring for this year!

Vintage dress
Thrifted wool cardigan
Aldo ballet flats
Heart necklace from Forever 21

In case you didn't notice, I have no bangs in these pictures! I've been trying to figure out what to do with my bangs, and have decided (I think) on growing them out a bit. I've been so use to having them though, that they have begun to feel a bit like a security blanket to me. So now I have to get use to flaunting my forehead  Hello forehead! 

It's good to be back with a little outfit post! 
xoxo Lo